Monday, October 22, 2012

a black and white Halloween entrance



Night-time photos

Last night I decided to pull out some Halloween decorations for the front door. Every year I do something different depending on my  mood. Mostly, I let my hands make the decisions when I go through my boxes. I grab things, pull them out, toss them together and it usually gets my creative juices flowing.



This year I’m continuing with my white fixation. I used some black garland, black tulle and white lights around the door. And my Halloween entrance turned into a magical black and white look.


I made a “Welcome” chalkboard out of a small silver tray and put it on my door instead of my usual wreath.


I sprayed my real pumpkins white and plopped them into two old urns with lime green moss.


Everything got a fresh coat of white paint, including my skeleton parts. I filled a big urn  with an old drop cloth, then covered it with some dirt and added my skeleton parts on top. It’s so much easier for me to lug around like that.


I brought my black, shiny tree outside and put it up on a wood barrel.


I hung a Halloween sign made with glitter and stars on it…and it looked so pretty at night.


But here’s a closer look in the daylight. Not quite as magical but you can see the details.





Here’s a photo this morning. It’s our first rain of the year and the sky is gray and overcast but you can still see my urns are old and chipped in the light. And if you were actually here, you could see the real cobwebs in the corner.

Oh well, it adds to the atmosphere, don’t you think?


But I like it better at night. Even with that glaring porch light.

If I get energetic, I might hang some witches hats overheard with fishing wire, along with lights. I think that would be a perfect touch.

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Although it’s still pretty simple compared to last year. Click HERE to see more outdoor tips in orange and black.

And some indoor Halloween decor HERE.

In the meantime which front door do you like the best, orange and black

or white and black?



I’m linking up here:




Monica said...

Amazing! I'm actually a huge fan of the black and white...the absence of orange makes it so unique and appealing.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...


Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Your Spooky decor rocks in a great way.

One More Time Events said...

Wow you really go all out....if you would like to share it at One More Time the party is open.

Linda said...

YIKES!! Pretty scarey....

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

This looks great! I especially like the hand on the light! If I were a kid, I would really enjoy trick-or-treating at your house!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Your hands did a great job!
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Katherines Corner said...

Spooky way to welcome trick or treaters! xo P.S. Hoping over from Cowgirl Up

Vel Criste said...

It's freakingly beautiful! Great job - love the mesh threshold!

Linking back from My uncommons slice of suburbia

One More Time Events said...

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Wow, AwESOmE! The trick-or-treaters will love this!

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